Posted (Tina) in All Posts on September-5-2007

All good news to share this morning.

Ella is sustaining on the new ventilator incredibly well. They took a blood gas this morning – – it was too good (cO2 = 47, pO2= 223). The amount of oxygen in her blood was surprisingly high, so Dr. Kays reduced the assisted oxygen on the ventilator from 60% to 50%. This is amazing progress for Ella.

Also, her fluids are still decreasing. A total of 145 for yesterday, down from 215 (the highest was 892 last week).

Thanks so much for the prayers that continue for sweet Ella.

Deuteronomy 10:20-22
20 Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.

Tracy Mitchell on September 5th, 2007 at 11:17 am #

Praise GOD Ella is doing so well. She looks so good. How much does she weigh now? Hang in there! Go Ella! Go GOD!
Love Tracy

The Brittain Family on September 5th, 2007 at 11:30 am #

Hey there,
Ellla looks fabulous and we’re praising God for her good week! Any updates on how the swelling in her head is doing and whether or not she will need a new balloon procedure? We keep praying and also praising the Lord, too : )

Joel Snyder on September 5th, 2007 at 11:52 am #

Ella, You are just rockin along little “Gator Girl”. Keep up the steady progress and before long you will be joining your friend Jordan. I am praying that you will have another super day today. Mom and Dad you are incredible and I hope you are getting your rest. Love, Grandpa

Laura Blackwell on September 5th, 2007 at 12:00 pm #

I love these updates! I check in a couple of times a day, then call my dad with updates. Praise God for Ella’s healing and progress and Dr. Kay’s wisdom and knowledge. God is good! Enjoy every minute! Thanking God with you!

Melissa Morris on September 5th, 2007 at 12:51 pm #

All I can say is – WOW…
That is so awesome. I am so excited about Ella’s great report. I am continuing to pray that things continue going in the right direction. Hopefully you will be able to talk with Dr. Kay soon so you can get some of your questions answered and you know what you have to look forward to.
Keep on putting one foot in front of the other. God is good and he hears all of our prayers. He continues to hold Ella in his healing hands.
Have a great day and don’t forget about yourselves. Stay strong!!
Love, Melissa

Loren on September 5th, 2007 at 1:58 pm #

Ella is kicking some serious BUTT

“Sugar. Spice. And everything Nice.These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction… Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff Girls were born! Using their ultra-superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.”

Don’t ask me why I just thought it was fitting!

Best Regards, LL

Mollie Rosing on September 5th, 2007 at 2:33 pm #

Awesome stats! Good job Ella! We’re still praying for continued strength and progress. Love, the Rosings

Joan and Steve Odell on September 5th, 2007 at 2:46 pm #

You go Ella – we thank the Lord for her progress and continue to pray that they continue. One day at a time — Lord Bless Hugs Steve and Joan

Dana Chambers on September 5th, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

Next step from ventilator – Nasal Canula. Then breathing normal air! We are thrilled to see her progress. She is getting stronger! Pretty soon, you will get to hold that precious little one… I am waiting for that picture.

Remember how precious it was to finally change a diaper this week in about a year from now. =)

Much love to all


Cathie Firestone on September 5th, 2007 at 4:50 pm #

WOW!! What an AWESOME report…go Ella go!! Yea God…Yea Ella…Yea Dr. Kays and Staff! You guys are getting so close to holding your precious little girl…I am waiting for that picture too! Love to all 3 of you and continued prayers for healing and steady progress!

Char Snyder Jordan on September 5th, 2007 at 5:39 pm #

Wonderful News, Thank God for the wonderful progress, wonderful child, wonderful parents and wonderful staff. Give her a kiss for us. Love, Aunt Char and Jim

Dawn Franck on September 5th, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

Great News!!! Keep up the great improvements baby girl : ) She must know that if she keeps improving she will get to go home with mom and dad and be spoiled by all of the people that love her. She has no idea how many people are waiting to meet her. Lots of love, Dawn, Mike and Alli

Lisa Correia on September 5th, 2007 at 8:41 pm #

Such great news you guys and the picture is adorable. You can just see how much she loves you Tina and vice versa!! Sweet, sweet, sweet!! Yeah God!! Great news on Ella. Keep it up strong girl!!
We love you guys!

kristin on September 5th, 2007 at 9:22 pm #

Oh! Sweet Ella!!! You are so beautiful! All can see how much the touch of your mom and dad are helping you thrive. Your hands, your eyes, that beautiful hearbeat is more than a wonder. You, Ella are a miracle. Keep on kicking heiny my little sweet. Tina…love the hair (the color/cut may change but you never do). Josh, needles freak most people out. You and Tina compliment each other as parents. Love is amazing. Go Ella Go!!! Thank you Jesus for holding this little girl and her parents in your arms. YOU are LOVE. They are so loved.


Post a comment

Name:  (required)
Email:  (required)